Fresh off being the Voice Conference speaker, Dr. Joy Qualls will be hosting a “Lunch Conversation on the Future of Women Church Leadership”. Dr. Qualls will be joined by her fellow thought leaders from Regent Divinity School Professor, Dr. Kimberly Alexander and Lead Pastor and leadership entrepreneur, Dr. Svetlana Papazov. The conversation will be moderated by Pastor Jennifer Bolds, Victory Church.
If you are a women in church leadership or exploring your call to ministry — You are invited. You have an open and safe invite to ask honest questions, receive comfort and confirmation of your call to ministry.
Who: Women in church leadership or exploring your call to ministry.
What: Dr. Joy Qualls, Dr. Kimberly Alexander, and Dr. Svetlana Papazov answer your questions and concerns, moderated by Pastor Jennifer Bolds, Victory Church
When: Sunday, Sept 15th 1-3pm
Where: Victory Church, Yorktown
Please RSVP by: Tuesday, September 10th
Dr. Joy Qualls is a nationally recognized writer and speaker. Joy currently serves as an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Department Chair at Biola University. Joy writes and speaks on effective communication, leadership, and who we are as images bearers of Christ. Joy has a passion for the local church and serving the body of Christ through teaching and consultation. Joy is married to Kevin (a Licensed Professional Counselor) and together they teach on healthy relationships including marriage and parenting. They are parents to Blakeley and Soren as well as a fur baby, Madeleine. Joy is the author of “God Forgive Us For Being Women: Rhetoric, Theology and the Pentecostal Tradition” (Wipf and Stock, 2018) and is featured in several publications including Influence Magazine, The Table, and Biola Magazine as well as an author in several edited volumes. Joy has been the featured speaker for local church services and events as well as a sought after as a conference speaker and communication consultant.
Dr. Kimberly Ervin Alexander has served as associate professor of the History of Christianity in the School of Divinity since 2011. Before her move to Regent, she served as associate professor of Historical Theology and assistant vice president for academics at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Tennessee.
She has more than 25 years of experience in parish ministry and worship leadership. In the School of Divinity, Alexander teaches courses at both the master's and Ph.D. levels, particularly focusing on history and theology of the early modern and modern eras, including Pentecostal history. Alexander is a past president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. She has also been a contributor to numerous ecumenical dialogues and consultations. She is the author of Pentecostal Healing: Models of Theology and Practice, winner of the 2007 Foundations for Pentecostal Scholarship Book of the Year award.
With R. Hollis Gause, she co-authored Women in Leadership: A Pentecostal Perspective, and with James P. Bowers, What Women Want: Pentecostal Women Ministers Speak for Themselves. She is the author of numerous book chapters and articles. She serves as editor of the Emeth Press "The Study of World Christian Revitalization Movements in Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies" series and on the editorial boards for the Brill Academic Publishers "Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies" series and Aldersgate Papers: Theological Journal of the Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research. Her research interests include early Pentecostal spirituality and practice, spiritual experience and women in the Christian tradition.
Dr. Svetlana Papazov is a thought leader, professional speaker, and senior pastor who started and led five for profit businesses, two nonprofit organizations and has written for well-known magazines such as Enrichment Journal, Leading Hearts, Vital Words and more.
Dr. Svetlana speaks to corporations and associations about leadership, team development, and employee retention. She trains business leaders and entrepreneurs to craft and deliver captivating messages. As a speaking coach and business consultant, she positions businesses for maximum profit.
What excites Dr. Svetlana the most is unleashing human potential and having a front row seat in the development of influencers. That is why she has intentionally transitioned from a life of a business owner of multiple enterprises to a life of an equipper of leaders. In 2016, she founded Real Life Church and Real Life Center for Entrepreneurial and Leadership Excellence, a first of its kind model of church and business incubator that connects faith and entrepreneurship. Her joy is to work with committed individuals who are willing to co-create beautiful futures with God.
Her new book Church for Monday (September 2019) talks about the Church that equips believers for work on Monday and fosters the creative streak placed in every one of us from God, practices corporate public faith by uniting worship on Sunday with the mission on Monday.